(Dubois, Wyo.) – Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration of the reconstructed U.S. 26-287 west of Dubois, The Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.Festivities are scheduled at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16. The ribbon-cutting celebration will be held at the Togwotee Overlook, located at milepost 16.5, 16.5 miles east of Moran Junction and 39.5 miles west of Dubois.

The celebration will include an appearance by Roamin’ Wyomin’, the Togwotee project’s construction cowboy spokesperson, a color guard of Dubois Boy Scouts, entertainment by the Dubois School Band, and refreshments, and of course, cutting of the red ribbon on U.S. 26-287.

See you there!

  • This week on the Togwotee Trail, the new pavement was striped on the .5 mile area by Blackrock Ranger Station, as well as on the remaining 3.5 miles of highway between mileposts 11 and 14.5, on the Rosie’s Ridge section. 

  • Finishing work, including clean-up, continued throughout the project. Watch for flaggers in these areas where one-lane traffic may be in effect.
  •  The WYDOT District 5 Dubois maintenance crew is in charge of snow removal on U.S. 26/287.  They keep traffic moving from Dubois, west to the Grand Teton National Park boundary. This week, crew members installed snowpoles to delineator posts for winter safety. (Delineator posts are metal posts with reflectors that are placed to show highway and parking area boundaries.)  Here on the Togwotee Trail where snowfall depth usually covers delineators, orange snow poles are added to the posts to increase visibility.